2019: Yobe North adopts Buhari, Lawan, Maimala consensus candidates
The Yobe North All Progressives Congress yesterday organised a rally to publicly adopt President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan and the party’s National Secretary, Maimala Buni as consensus candidates.
Speaker of the state Assembly and chairman of the occasion, Adamu Dala Dogo, made the declaration on behalf of the mammoth crowd, saying the zone endorsed Buhari for president, uni for governor and Lawan to represent the zone owing to their track records.
Dala Dogo further said the rally was to sensitise party members and supporters on the need to support the party in the spirit of continuity, in order to attract developmental projects and service delivery to the zone.
He commended the senate leader for canvassing federal projects especially roads, electricity and employment opportunities among other things to the zone.
“Yobe North has under the Buhari administration enjoyed numerous federal projects which were canvassed by the senate leader.
“We want this gesture to continue in the next dispensation and that is why we have endorsed them as our consensus candidates for re-election,” he said.
A former federal legislator and party elder, Alhaji Hassan ElBadawy said the reconstruction of the Nguru-Gashua-Baimari road by the Buhari administration has increased socio-economic activities in the area.
He assured the zone’s total support to the nomination by the governorand the aspiration of Maimala as the governor in 2019.
“Having been the state governor for 10 years, Governor Gaidam is in a better position to know who is capable and competent to succeed him, we appreciate his choice and assure our total support and loyalty,” he said.